IVORY DEALERS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES IN AMBOSELI

The Big Life informer network never sleeps. It’s a web of eyes and ears, spun wide and lying in wait for the prey: the dealers of illegal wildlife products. And it is proving to be increasingly successful.

The most recent catch was two days ago when the Big Life intelligence unit worked with the Kenya Wildlife Service to arrest three ivory traders in a border town on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Among the three was a woman who Big Life has long suspected to be an ivory dealer, but who had always evaded an incriminating arrest. In this case the evidence was indisputable, 10 pieces of ivory and two python skins.

The tables are turning, and each ivory dealer behind bars means that the elephants of Amboseli, and beyond, can walk that much safer.

March 26, 2017